Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1920 (Brest)
Date of death:
February 16th, 2000 (Saint-Renan)
Nationality:
French

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Compagnon - Sous-lieutenant
Unit:
6e Escadron Porté - 2e DB
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1945
l' Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1996
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier (Corporal)
Unit:
Groupe de Reconnaissance de Corps d'Armée (GRCA) - 1er Régiment de Marche de Spahis Marocains
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1943
Action:
received with 2 stars :
- 1 at divisional level as radio for his conduct under ennemy fire during the fightings in Gragour Wadi - Tunesia.
- 1 as aspirant (midship) and platoon leader in the 6e Escadron Porté - 2e DB the 17 November 1944 : he proceeded with total success in cleaning Bremeuil's woods and attacks a German company of 140 men; the next day, at Parux in Meurthe-et-Moselle, fulfilling his mission with full success, he drove back the enemy infantry and inflicted severe losses on him.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Aspirant
Unit:
1er Régiment de Marche de Spahis Marocains
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Action:
received with 2 stars
Médaille des blessés de guerre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Aspirant
Unit:
1er Régiment de Marche de Spahis Marocains
Action:
received with clasps : "Libye", "Tunisie", "Extrême-Orient".
Médaille Coloniale

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